Boyz N The Hood Reflection

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Coming from a middle class family, I have always had a sense of awareness about money. From a young age it was brought to my attention that, ultimately, the more money you have the nicer life you can afford. Although I questioned whether or not money can buy one happiness--it became evident to me as I grew up that-- it can provide one with a better quality of life. I have seen Boyz n’ the Hood numerous times, but I did not realize the significance of it until recently. Boyz n’ the Hood accurately shows how hard it is for a person to escape an impoverished lifestyle when they are born into poor circumstances. Boyz n’ the Hood is an accurate depiction of life in Los Angeles. The movie informs people on the realities of the dark side of Los Angeles,…show more content…
My first task will be to demonstrate how the movie accurately represents life for people of the lower class. In order to do this, I am going to pull examples and statistics related to violence and gang involvement-- two significant factors that make life in ghettos appear to be a punishment-- in addition to other causes, from articles that support the movie’s depiction of ghettos. This will work to demonstrate that the movie “Boyz n’ the Hood” does an excellent job of informing the general public-- largely oblivious to the plight of those poorer than them-- how difficult it is for people to live in poor urban…show more content…
Most people in the hood are stuck in a situation that appears to be hopeless to both them and someone looking from a near distance-- the middle class.Therefore, it is reasonable for people from poor urban areas to hold an anti-suburban, victimized attitude because the factors that play to keep them in poverty are ultimately the consequences of our, every American’s, actions (as will be supported with evidence from articles). John Singleton does a phenomenal job deglamorizing Los Angeles and showing the side of the city which, up until that point, was largely ignored by
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